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TRY GIVING YOURSELF AWAY

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LIKE MOST people, I was brought up to look upon life as a process of getting. The idea of giving myself away came somewhat by accident. One night, lying awake in my berth on the Twentieth Century Limited en route to New York, I fell to wondering just where the Centuries passed each other in the night. "That would make a good subject for one of the New York Central's advertisements," I thought to myself- "Where the Centuries Pass." Next morning I wrote the New York Central Lines, outlining the idea and adding, "no strings attached." I received a courteous acknowledgment, and the information that the Centuries passed near Athol Springs, N.Y., nine miles west of Buffalo.
Some months later I received a second letter informing me that my idea was to be the subject of the New York Central calendar for the new year. You may recall it: A night picture of the oncoming locomotive of one Century and the observation platform of the other, a scene rich in color and railroad romance.
That summer I traveled a good deal, and in almost every railroad station and hotel lobby and travel office I entered, even in Europe, hung my calendar. It never failed to give me a glow of pleasure.
It was then that I made the important discovery that anything that makes one glow with pleasure is beyond money calculation in this world where there is altogether too much grubbing and too little glowing.
I began to experiment with giving-away and discovered it to be a lot of fun. If an idea of improving the window display of a neighborhood store flashes to me, I step in and make the suggestion to the proprietor. If an incident occurs, the story of which I think

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